How to Read a Book (Video)

how to read a bookI have always been on the side of scientific progress, but even I will acknowledge that there's an inevitable side effect to new technologies replacing old: lost skills. For example, as cars replaced buggies fewer people were trained to make horsewhips.That is why I am pleased that I came across this video the other day. It shows how to read a paper book, including all the steps from picking a book to opening it (that was a toughie) to turning the page. Speaking as someone who has discarded most of his physical book collection, I could easily see a day when the following instructional video could be useful.

This video is the work of Hilary Commer, and she made it for her Intro to Visual Media class at Abilene Christian University.

It's simply hilarious, and some of the assumptions of the actors in the video are quite familiar. A few months back I wrote a post detailing one of my funny stories when I forgot how to use a book, and some of the comments left by readers remind me of this instructional video.

 

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on How to Read a Book (Video)

  1. Reminds me of the classic Norwegian helpdesk sketch. A version with english subtitles is available here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKjUaE54yI

    but it is even funnier if you understand norwegian.

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